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From Prehistory to Present Day

  1. The Story of Eastbourne
    Take a journey through Eastbourne's fascinating history, with unexpected twists and turns and surprises along the way. A celebration of storytelling from the people of Eastbourne, through their objects, words, legacies and even their bones. A tale of mystery, intrigue, faith, fortune, love, war and magic!Discover ancient axes unearthed in Eastbourne, a piece of real Roman floor, spectacular Saxon treasure and top secret orders from the Home Guard in WW2. Find out how Mrs Wilson tricked soldiers with a pie, what Richard de Clouworth the extravagantly dressed Vicar did in the 1300s and which magic trick George Grimmond invented in Eastbourne!
  2. COVID-19

    Please note The Story of Eastbourne is currently closed until further notice.

  3. Excavations
    Learn new skills and find amazing discoveries at a Heritage Eastbourne archaeological dig. Volunteer and receive expert guidance or visit to enjoy open air talks, pop-up exhibitions and chat to the team about their discoveries.
  4. Learning
    Visit us or we can come and see you! We love working with schools and run a great outreach programme as well as school visits to the Story of Eastbourne exhibition. All education resources are tailored to meet the national curriculum using our excellent collections to cover subjects from pre-history to World War II.
  5. Sussex Historic Graffiti Project
    Using archaeological recording methods, this project will create a detailed record of historic graffiti in Sussex.

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The Story of Eastbourne

Ranging from pre-history to present day, the three dimensional timeline tells the story of…

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1st January 2020-31st December 2020
Motcombe Gardens Community Excavation

Explore the stories of Eastbourne's Victorian Farming families and uncover the latest discoveries…

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27th May 2020-2nd June 2020
Behind the Seams

Join Katherine Buckland to journey through Eastbourne’s fashion history and unravel the stories…

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20th June 2020
Butts Brow Community Excavation

Uncover more about our Neolithic ancestors at Butts Brow and explore our Downland heritage.…

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13th July 2020-2nd August 2020
Making a (Sussex) name for yourself

Ever been called a Scaddle by a Bozzler after too many Bumboos? Join Kelly van Doorn to explore how…

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25th July 2020
Seeing the Neolithic with 2020 vision

Join Stephen Patton for an update on the latest excavations at Butts Brow and examine the site in…

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22nd August 2020
Wilmington Priory, The Landmark Trust

Enjoy free entry and exclusive guided tours to a range of heritage sites and attractions in and…

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11th September 2020-20th September 2020
Mary Beard - What did the Romans do for us?

Join Professor Mary Beard for an evening exploring What the Romans did for us? Mary Beard is one…

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12th November 2020

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The Story of Eastbourne, 248 Terminus Road, Eastbourne BN21 3DE

Tel: 01323 415636

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